This is a pretty awesome list, I want to add the soot sprites eating star candy from spirited away, and the beheading of the forest spirit aster of my own personal favourite moments
Earlier this month, tragedy struck.
Okay so, recent times have been quite packed with bad news, so I’m going to have to be more specific. But you must brace yourselves. It was a devastating one.
I’m talking about Studio Ghibli announcing it’s closure.
“Oh why did you have to bring THAT up again?! I was doing so well in therapy!”
Except that it didn’t.
It turns out that no one actually said it was closing (though the studio will be taking a break of some sort, and there is some uncertainty surrounding the studio’s future). The original report was just poorly translated and everyone ran with it because fact-checking is for suckers, ammirite?!
Regardless, for a brief period there, it seemed very plausible to me that this powerhouse of creativity and wonder was calling it quits. It was a dark time with a lot of sad feelings, but it also made me reflect…
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